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Hong Kong’s Consumer Council warns local travellers against online visa scams from fake government websites

Websites posing as official government sites vastly overcharge Hongkongers trying to purchase online visas.

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Websites posing as official government sites vastly overcharge Hongkongers trying to purchase online visas.

Hong Kong’s Consumer Council warns local travellers against online visa scams from fake government websites
Dangerously high levels of trans fats found in 19 Hong Kong baked goods, posing risk of heart disease, consumer watchdog reveals

The products, ranging from puff pastries to cookies, contained unsaturated fats above the recommended daily consumption.

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The products, ranging from puff pastries to cookies, contained unsaturated fats above the recommended daily consumption.

Dangerously high levels of trans fats found in 19 Hong Kong baked goods, posing risk of heart disease, consumer watchdog reveals
Beijing tells Hong Kong protesters not to become pawns in US-China trade war as it blames foreign powers for inflaming tensions in city over extradition bill

Beijing liaison office in city meets 200 Hong Kong delegates and asks them to support Chief Executive Carrie Lam, as it accuses countries of inflaming tensions over extradition bill.

16 Jun 2019 - 11:58PM

Beijing liaison office in city meets 200 Hong Kong delegates and asks them to support Chief Executive Carrie Lam, as it accuses countries of inflaming tensions over extradition bill.

Beijing tells Hong Kong protesters not to become pawns in US-China trade war as it blames foreign powers for inflaming tensions in city over extradition bill
‘Cyberattack from China’ hit messaging app used by Hong Kong protesters at time of Wednesday’s demonstration, says app’s founder

Pavel Durov, creator of Telegram app, heavily used by Hong Kong protesters said on Twitter that attack was mostly executed from IP addresses in China.

13 Jun 2019 - 11:34PM

Pavel Durov, creator of Telegram app, heavily used by Hong Kong protesters said on Twitter that attack was mostly executed from IP addresses in China.

‘Cyberattack from China’ hit messaging app used by Hong Kong protesters at time of Wednesday’s demonstration, says app’s founder
Matchmaking service clients looking for Mr Right but finding nothing but unhappiness

The Consumer Council received 64 complaints from both men and women in 2018 – a 56 per cent jump from the previous year. Gripes included poor service, disputes over charges and deceptive sales tactics.

10 Jun 2019 - 11:00AM

The Consumer Council received 64 complaints from both men and women in 2018 – a 56 per cent jump from the previous year. Gripes included poor service, disputes over charges and deceptive sales tactics.

Matchmaking service clients looking for Mr Right but finding nothing but unhappiness
Tree experts want better protection for two symbols of Hong Kong’s heritage as demolition work threatens banyans

Trees are part of former government site to be sold for redevelopment, but member of government advisory panel calls protection zone far from ideal.

7 Jun 2019 - 10:54PM

Trees are part of former government site to be sold for redevelopment, but member of government advisory panel calls protection zone far from ideal.

Tree experts want better protection for two symbols of Hong Kong’s heritage as demolition work threatens banyans
Tiananmen Square memorial vigil in Hong Kong yielded record donations on 30th anniversary of bloody crackdown, organisers say

Lee Cheuk-yan of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China said the public contributed HK$2.7 million on Tuesday night.

5 Jun 2019 - 11:28PM

Lee Cheuk-yan of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China said the public contributed HK$2.7 million on Tuesday night.

Tiananmen Square memorial vigil in Hong Kong yielded record donations on 30th anniversary of bloody crackdown, organisers say
Condition of two heritage banyans in Mong Kok reflect Hong Kong’s troubles with tree management

Site in Mong Kok managed by Architectural Services Department is being redeveloped, but waste and wreckage have been strewn around trees slated for protection.

3 Jun 2019 - 11:17AM

Site in Mong Kok managed by Architectural Services Department is being redeveloped, but waste and wreckage have been strewn around trees slated for protection.

Condition of two heritage banyans in Mong Kok reflect Hong Kong’s troubles with tree management
Mong Kok riot fugitives offered refugee protection in Germany a ‘damaging blow’ to Hong Kong’s reputation and likely to anger Beijing, analysts say

Members of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous Ray Wong and Alan Li fled in 2017 after Mong Kok riot that left 130 people injured.

30 May 2019 - 4:58PM

Members of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous Ray Wong and Alan Li fled in 2017 after Mong Kok riot that left 130 people injured.

Mong Kok riot fugitives offered refugee protection in Germany a ‘damaging blow’ to Hong Kong’s reputation and likely to anger Beijing, analysts say
Hong Kong’s black market in pangolin scales feeding demand in mainland China, campaigners fear

Lawmaker calls for investigation as questions raised over whereabouts of 14 tonnes of scales that flooded the city before global trade ban.

20 May 2019 - 12:32PM

Lawmaker calls for investigation as questions raised over whereabouts of 14 tonnes of scales that flooded the city before global trade ban.

Hong Kong’s black market in pangolin scales feeding demand in mainland China, campaigners fear
Public slaughterhouse to reopen as Hong Kong lawmaker calls for private facility to lose its licence over response to African swine fever outbreak

Abattoir, which is supposed to act as a backup to public facility, criticised by pig farmers after closing for five days to disinfect premises, while government operation in Sheung Shui is expected to reopen on Monday.

6 Jun 2019 - 3:38AM

Abattoir, which is supposed to act as a backup to public facility, criticised by pig farmers after closing for five days to disinfect premises, while government operation in Sheung Shui is expected to reopen on Monday.

Public slaughterhouse to reopen as Hong Kong lawmaker calls for private facility to lose its licence over response to African swine fever outbreak
Hong Kong extradition bill still in stalemate after both sides fail to agree on compromises ahead of Tuesday’s bills committee meeting

Peace offering of task force rejected, and former Legislative Council president calls on lawmakers from both sides to sit down and talk rather than ‘posing as gladiators’.

13 May 2019 - 11:16PM

Peace offering of task force rejected, and former Legislative Council president calls on lawmakers from both sides to sit down and talk rather than ‘posing as gladiators’.

Hong Kong extradition bill still in stalemate after both sides fail to agree on compromises ahead of Tuesday’s bills committee meeting
Slaughterhouse blockade called off as Hong Kong health officials and pork traders reach agreement on future swine fever arrangements, allowing cull of 6,000 pigs to go ahead

Deal struck after three-hour meeting saw both parties agree to explore ways of avoiding mass pig culls in future. Traders had blockaded Sheung Shui slaughterhouse since Saturday and threatened ‘radical action’ if their concerns were not heard.

6 Jun 2019 - 3:38AM

Deal struck after three-hour meeting saw both parties agree to explore ways of avoiding mass pig culls in future. Traders had blockaded Sheung Shui slaughterhouse since Saturday and threatened ‘radical action’ if their concerns were not heard.

Slaughterhouse blockade called off as Hong Kong health officials and pork traders reach agreement on future swine fever arrangements, allowing cull of 6,000 pigs to go ahead
Hong Kong policeman shoots three times at driver trying to run him over in Tuen Mun

The 24-year-old was hit in the arm and arrested. Superintendent says officer had ‘no other choice’ but to shoot.

12 May 2019 - 9:58PM

The 24-year-old was hit in the arm and arrested. Superintendent says officer had ‘no other choice’ but to shoot.

Hong Kong policeman shoots three times at driver trying to run him over in Tuen Mun
More than 1,200 protesters join rally outside Hong Kong’s legislature ahead of showdown meeting over controversial extradition bill

The rally was held hours before a Legco meeting at which the two rival camps will fight for control of a committee vetting the bill.

11 May 2019 - 1:54AM

The rally was held hours before a Legco meeting at which the two rival camps will fight for control of a committee vetting the bill.

More than 1,200 protesters join rally outside Hong Kong’s legislature ahead of showdown meeting over controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong health authorities probe at least one private clinic over fears of smuggled Gardasil 9 HPV vaccines

Drug maker MSD urges customers not to use vaccines that do not carry its local registration details on packaging while lawmaker Ann Chiang says she has received at least 30 complaints involving seven clinics.

11 May 2019 - 3:34AM

Drug maker MSD urges customers not to use vaccines that do not carry its local registration details on packaging while lawmaker Ann Chiang says she has received at least 30 complaints involving seven clinics.

Hong Kong health authorities probe at least one private clinic over fears of smuggled Gardasil 9 HPV vaccines
University of Hong Kong investigating sex harassment claims after postgraduate speaks out against tutor on Facebook

Malaysian woman who studied at dental faculty from 2015 to 2018 says tutor repeatedly touched her arm, shoulders and back, as well as leered at her chest, among other gestures.

8 May 2019 - 10:17PM

Malaysian woman who studied at dental faculty from 2015 to 2018 says tutor repeatedly touched her arm, shoulders and back, as well as leered at her chest, among other gestures.

University of Hong Kong investigating sex harassment claims after postgraduate speaks out against tutor on Facebook
New pangolin laws bite as mainland Chinese man sentenced to 20 months for trafficking 48kg of scales in landmark Hong Kong endangered species case

Case believed to be Hong Kong’s first since the scaly mammals were upgraded to highest level of animal protection – bringing tougher punishment.

7 May 2019 - 12:26PM

Case believed to be Hong Kong’s first since the scaly mammals were upgraded to highest level of animal protection – bringing tougher punishment.

New pangolin laws bite as mainland Chinese man sentenced to 20 months for trafficking 48kg of scales in landmark Hong Kong endangered species case
Blood samples to identify sex of babies are being hidden in toys and food and smuggled into Hong Kong, driven by mainland China’s preference for boys

Fuelled by a tradition that favours boys, the practice raises ethical issues over gender selection and medical hygiene. Post finds mainland agents offering courier services of blood samples into city, where test is allowed under proper guidelines.

6 May 2019 - 4:30PM

Fuelled by a tradition that favours boys, the practice raises ethical issues over gender selection and medical hygiene. Post finds mainland agents offering courier services of blood samples into city, where test is allowed under proper guidelines.

Blood samples to identify sex of babies are being hidden in toys and food and smuggled into Hong Kong, driven by mainland China’s preference for boys
Mainland Chinese visitors flock to Hong Kong for mini ‘golden week’ break, as 840,000 cross border to city in first three days

On Thursday, 300,000 people from across the border arrived in the city, the highest number for single-day visits for the holiday in the past 10 years.

4 May 2019 - 11:30PM

On Thursday, 300,000 people from across the border arrived in the city, the highest number for single-day visits for the holiday in the past 10 years.

Mainland Chinese visitors flock to Hong Kong for mini ‘golden week’ break, as 840,000 cross border to city in first three days
Hong Kong plastic surgeon whose patient died after Botox injections to face prosecution

Franklin Li, 86, faces 21 charges related to the death of his patient Zoe Cheung last November.

4 May 2019 - 10:55PM

Franklin Li, 86, faces 21 charges related to the death of his patient Zoe Cheung last November.

Hong Kong plastic surgeon whose patient died after Botox injections to face prosecution
Hong Kong wildlife officers among thousands forced to cancel trip to Sri Lanka conservation conference after terrorist attacks

Part of China’s planned delegation, the officers were to attend the World Wildlife Conference, a three-yearly, 12-day summit. But the Colombo gathering has been postponed after coordinated bombings hit the country on Easter Sunday.

1 May 2019 - 5:10PM

Part of China’s planned delegation, the officers were to attend the World Wildlife Conference, a three-yearly, 12-day summit. But the Colombo gathering has been postponed after coordinated bombings hit the country on Easter Sunday.

Hong Kong wildlife officers among thousands forced to cancel trip to Sri Lanka conservation conference after terrorist attacks
Doctors and Hong Kong government move closer to agreement on procedures for staff trained overseas

Health minister Sophia Chan said Medical Association ‘expressed goodwill’ during talks.

26 Apr 2019 - 2:37PM

Health minister Sophia Chan said Medical Association ‘expressed goodwill’ during talks.

Doctors and Hong Kong government move closer to agreement on procedures for staff trained overseas
Sri Lanka bombings: Hong Kong tourist couple recount terrifying ordeal after Shangri-La hotel targeted in attack – and how missing breakfast may have saved their lives

Annie Wu and her husband Ryan Xu were staying at Shangri-La hotel in the Sri Lankan capital when restaurant was hit.

24 Apr 2019 - 6:04PM

Annie Wu and her husband Ryan Xu were staying at Shangri-La hotel in the Sri Lankan capital when restaurant was hit.

Sri Lanka bombings: Hong Kong tourist couple recount terrifying ordeal after Shangri-La hotel targeted in attack – and how missing breakfast may have saved their lives
Hong Kong Observatory hopes social media can help it get better at extreme weather warnings

Hong Kong Observatory to allow trusted amateur weather watchers to post photos and video footage to MyObservatory app.

22 Apr 2019 - 11:05PM

Hong Kong Observatory to allow trusted amateur weather watchers to post photos and video footage to MyObservatory app.

Hong Kong Observatory hopes social media can help it get better at extreme weather warnings
Hong Kong Velodrome cycling track closed for checks after heavy rain pours in through roof windows opened by fire alarm

The 250-metre wooden cycling track – which remains closed indefinitely – and arena were soaked on Friday evening during rainstorm.

20 Apr 2019 - 11:17PM

The 250-metre wooden cycling track – which remains closed indefinitely – and arena were soaked on Friday evening during rainstorm.

Hong Kong Velodrome cycling track closed for checks after heavy rain pours in through roof windows opened by fire alarm
Hong Kong doctors support exempting foreign-trained professionals from internship requirement in bid to solve crippling doctor shortage

New proposal comes amid growing outcry over medical sector’s failure to resolve the crippling doctor shortage at public hospitals.

20 Apr 2019 - 4:04PM

New proposal comes amid growing outcry over medical sector’s failure to resolve the crippling doctor shortage at public hospitals.

Hong Kong doctors support exempting foreign-trained professionals from internship requirement in bid to solve crippling doctor shortage
Hong Kong’s poor reading habit ‘will affect ability to learn independently’ as survey shows almost a third have not read printed book in past year

Lack of time and preferring to read online among the reasons given in Hong Kong Publishing Professional Society survey.

19 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

Lack of time and preferring to read online among the reasons given in Hong Kong Publishing Professional Society survey.

Hong Kong’s poor reading habit ‘will affect ability to learn independently’ as survey shows almost a third have not read printed book in past year
Lightning strikes twice for Ed Sheeran as thunderstorm forces singer to cancel another Hong Kong gig following 2017 no-show

Gig cancelled after five-hour wait in rain at Disneyland, singer also pulled out of 2017 show after injuring his arms in cycling accident.

19 Apr 2019 - 2:31PM

Gig cancelled after five-hour wait in rain at Disneyland, singer also pulled out of 2017 show after injuring his arms in cycling accident.

Lightning strikes twice for Ed Sheeran as thunderstorm forces singer to cancel another Hong Kong gig following 2017 no-show
Hong Kong’s lack of parking spaces is ‘cause for concern’ and only getting worse, Director of Audit says

The city’s chief auditor predicts vehicles to soon outnumber parking spaces, and calls declining ratio a ‘cause for concern’.

17 Apr 2019 - 10:41PM

The city’s chief auditor predicts vehicles to soon outnumber parking spaces, and calls declining ratio a ‘cause for concern’.

Hong Kong’s lack of parking spaces is ‘cause for concern’ and only getting worse, Director of Audit says